Canada Says ~ Stop “Spocking” $5 Bills

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Canada Says ~ Stop “Spocking” $5 Bills

Published: March 4, 2015, Since actor Leonard Nimoy’s death on Friday, Feb. 27th, 2015, $5.00 bills in Canada have turned up “Spocked” after there was a campaign to do this was launched. According to the Toronto Sun, the Bank of Canada executives have urged Star Trek fans to stop defacing currency in tribute to Nimoy who played the Star Trek character, Spock. Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier is on the $5.00 bill. Large numbers of the notes in circulation now show Laurier with Spock’s pointy ears, trademark haircut and eyebrows, a Star Trek badge and the character’s mantra “live long and prosper.” The Sun says Bank of Canada spokeswoman, Josianne Menard, has confirmed the stunt is not illegal, but she urges Spock fans…Read More


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